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White House denounces Rep. King's white supremacy remarks

 

January 17, 2019



WASHINGTON (AP) — Comments by Republican Rep. Steve King about white supremacy are "abhorrent," the White House said Wednesday as bipartisan condemnation of King continued.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised a move by House Republicans to strip the nine-term Iowa lawmaker of his committee assignments.

King told The New York Times last week that, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?"

The comments were widely denounced as racist.

The House on Tuesday approved a Democratic measure rebuking King, and a...



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